Thank You, President Trump!

Last night, at the State of the Union address, I truly praised Jesus that President Trump made such a hard stance against the new abortion laws that have been passed in states such as New York and Virginia.

The people who have created these laws are wicked; but truly, all of us have fallen short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23). May those behind these laws repent, turn to Jesus Christ as their Savior, and have their eyes opened to the evil they are propagating. It is the only way this torn-apart country can ever have even a semblance of unity again.

“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV)

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Believing Jeremiah 29:11

“This is God’s Word on the subject: ‘As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.’”
(Jeremiah 29:11, MSG)

Today, our pastor brought up this verse in the Message form of the Bible when preaching against sex trafficking. I had heard this verse a thousand times before, but today, the MSG version spoke to me in a whole new way. Continue reading

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, friends!

So many people today have taken to the streets to celebrate this great man’s life; those who advocate for social change revere him highly.

But today, angry protests seem to be the only kind of protesting there is. Yet, this man was just like you and me. Led by the Truth that all humans are made in God’s Image (Genesis 1:27), he was unafraid to do Jesus’ will in making people of all colors equal.

May we look past the politics of the day, similarly inciting only anger and rage, and may we remember who has come before us in compassionate action. May we learn from them!
-Annalee, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

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The “Little” Victories

It is with great happiness that I am reporting the Nigerian soldiers have captured

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Babagana Abubakar. Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army. Source: UGC, Naij.com: https://www.legit.ng/1214725-troops-arrest-wanted-boko-haram-terrorist-photo.html

 

not one, but two prominent figures in Boko Haram! Babagana Abubakar (aka Alagarno) was found January 10th with voter identification cards and military gear. A suspected military leader for Boko Haram, called Umar, was also caught on December 20th, 2018 (source). The capture of these two men is incredibly promising, as it shows even the “smaller” victories that the Nigerian government and military is making against Boko Haram!

Our God is a God who hears our prayers; this shows that while He hears our prayers, these “little victories” will happen in His time, not our own. And in the end, He has won for us the greatest victory of them all!

With these truths in mind, may we continue to lift up the Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, and the Nigerian military! Our God is moving, even if we cannot see Him!

“Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for the victory that You have brought! Not only against Boko Haram, but for all who believe in You! You have brought us victory over the enemy and the grave, and we can live with Your Power in our everyday lives!
We now pray that You would move in this war between Boko Haram and Nigeria. Continue to give the soldiers morale and strength, and please keep those who are held captive safe, so that they may be freed and reunited with their loved ones!
In Jesus’ Mighty Name we pray,
Amen!”


Learn more about Jesus, and the victory He has won forever and ever, here!

Good News: Taking Care of the Earth

Gratefully, not all news is bad news!

At a small farm in Lasalle, Colorado, thousands of baby chicks have been saved. The farm could no longer financially keep the chicks, and so called many nonprofits in to help save the chicks.

They have done so much to ensure the health of these chicks, and it warmed my heart. While it seems very random, I thought it was a sweet, clear picture of who we are to be as humans who are to “subdue the earth” as Genesis says:

Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ …God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’”
(Genesis 1:26, 28, NIV)

While mankind is the only being made in God’s Image, and is therefore higher above than any animal, it is important to take care of the creatures and plants in our world. Those who are faithful in doing this show some of God’s attributes: that He cares for the plants and animals He has made.

Do you have any pets or creatures you take care of? How does it make you feel to know that God has told us to take care of the earth?


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